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Advanced seminar for craniosacral practitioners

The very basis of our understanding of health and disease is being transformed by an explosion of groundbreaking medical research. Extraordinary new discoveries about beneficial bacteria, viruses and fungi living deep within and throughout the human body, have huge ramifications for practitioners in conventional and complementary medicine alike. Disruptions in this community of microscopic life, known as the human microbiome, are now implicated in a multitude of conditions – from digestive disorders such as IBS and Crohn’s, to autism and chronic lung conditions, from inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatism and ME/CFS, to cancers and even mental health. Yet just as its huge significance is dawning on us, we are realising the microbiome is becoming dangerously degraded due to poor understanding, standard medical practices, diet and lifestyle choices.

What does all this mean for our Craniosacral Therapy practice and our models of health and healing? With microbes outnumbering our human cells, it’s time to expand our perceptual fields and relate to the human individual as part of a vast, invisible ecological system – continuous with soil, sea and air.

The day will include:

  • The scale and significance of microscopic life in human health
  • Overlooked roles of gut microbes
  • Diet and the health of the gut microbiome
  • The microbiome-gut-brain axis – how bacteria shape our mood and behavior
  • Birth and how the first years of life affect lifelong health
  • Palpating the lung and gut microbiomes
  • Craniosacral treatment approaches with the microbial field
  • Working with membranes
  • Supporting clients to make informed choices.

Viola Sampson

Course Tutor:

Viola Sampson has taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate Craniosacral seminars, and has a special interest in the area of gut health. She draws on her background as a research scientist working with bacteria in laboratory settings, as well as her practical workshops on making richly probiotic foods to replenish the microbiome. She is passionate about this exciting, emerging field, and about offering engaging and accessible course content while maintaining a strong foundation in medical research.

Venue and Times:

Skylight Centre,
49 Corsica Street,
London N5 1JT
Nearest station: Highbury and Isington (Victoria Line and mainline).
From 9.30am - 6.00pm.


£100 if the payment is received by 30th May 2017, or £120 if received after this date. All fees are non-refundable. Please make cheques payable to CTET, or contact our administrator for bank details to make a transfer.

For further details and bookings, please contact:

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust,
78 York Street,
London W1H 1DP
Tel: 07000-785778